Four officers who shot armed man in his Oklahoma City home identified
The Oklahoma City Police Department has identified the four officers who shot and killed an armed senior citizen in NW Oklahoma City over the weekend.
EMSA was called to a report of a suicidal man in the 4300 block of NW 21st Terrace just before 6:30 Sunday morning. After learning the man was armed, EMSA waited on scene for police to arrive.
Four Oklahoma City Police officers arrived on the scene and entered the home. The officers said when the entered the residence, they could see the man near a gun and he refused orders to move away from the weapon.
That's when they said he grabbed the gun and pointed it at the officers. All four officers in the home opened fire and killed 73-year-old Gail Fairless.
The four officers, identified as Sgt. David Hollis II, Sgt. Jeff Coffey, Sgt. Jonathan Davis, and Sgt. Anthony Pundsack, have a combined 35 years of service to Oklahoma City Police. Hollis has been on the force for 12 years, Coffey for 5, and Davis and Pundsack both have nine years of service.
All four officers were placed on routine administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.